The Celio district is the 19th rione of Rome. It is one of the neighborhoods most frequented by tourists, since important monuments like the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine can be found within its borders. The district is named after one of the city’s famous seven hills.
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The Porta Latina in Rome is located nearby the Terme di Caracalla and the Porta di San Sebastiano. It is named for the street of the same name and is one of the best preserved Roman gates in the Aurelian Walls.
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Rome‘s Villa Celimontana, which is located on the western slope of the Celio hill and at only a short distance from the Colosseum, acquired its present name in the year 1925. The park was founded in the year 1580 by the Mattei family.
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The Santo Stefano Rotondo Church is located in the Monti district in Rome. Its main attraction is a rather gory cycle of frescoes by Pomarancio depicting torture scenes. Although in theory always open, it can be hard to visit the interior since it is an extremely popular church for weddings.
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The Fontana della Navicella (“Fountain of the Small Boat”) can be found on the Via della Navicella in front of the church of Santa Maria in Domnica in the rione Celio in Rome. It was built in 1519 and probably replaced an earlier, damaged, version.
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The Church of San Sisto Vecchio in Rome was built in the 4th century. Since it was called Titulus Crescentianae at the time, it is assumed to have been founded by a Roman woman called Crescentia. At the moment (June 2021), the church is being restored.
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The Colosseum is the symbol of the city of Rome and one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world. As the saying has it: “When the Colosseum will fall, so Rome will fall. When Rome will fall, so the world will fall”.
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The Porta Metronia is an ancient city gate along the Aurelian Walls in Rome. It is located along the Via dell’Amba Aradam, which leads to Basilica of Saint John In Lateran.
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What is now the Ospedale del Celio in Rome is built on the area that used to be occupied by the ancient Villa Casali. After the unification of Italy a big part of the villa was ddestroyed to make space for new constructions.
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The Celimontana Fountain in Rome is also called the Fountain of Pius IX. This fountain, built in the 19th century, first stood near the San Clemente Basilica .
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